22 September 2017

Nigeria: Islamic New Year - Sokoto, Jigawa Declare Today Public Holiday

Sokoto and Dutse — The Sokoto and Jigawa state governments have declared today as public holiday to commemorate the Islamic New Year 1439.

In Sokoto, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal's spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said in a statement, "The government enjoins the people to use the period of the holiday to pray for the nation and especially for President Muhammadu Buhari."

While wishing all Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful a happy and peaceful New Year, Imam stated, "This period of the Islamic New Year should remind all people of the countless favours bestowed on them by the Almighty God. As such, the people are enjoined to intensify prayers."

On its part, the Jigawa state government, in a statement from the office of the State Head of Service, said, "The Jigawa State Government has declared Friday, the 1st of Muharram, 1439 A.H, which is equivalent to the 22nd of September, 2017 as public holiday to mark the New Islamic Calendar 1439AH."

The statement congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah on the new Islamic calendar, appealing to the people to imbibe the culture of tolerance.


Airlines That'll Succeed Are Those That Aren't Too Posh

Recent years have been brutal for African airlines but, in spite of that, there is a new rush to resurrect dead national… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.